Stars come out to honor cancer survivors, May 3

The Julep celebrities in town a day early to show support

WHO: Celebrities from cinema, television, music, sports, fashion and more. Scheduled to appear are:


  • Max Adler, actor, Glee, Wolf Town; currently filming 23 Blast
  • Shohreh Aghdashloo, Emmy winner for House of Saddam, Oscar-nominated for House of Sand and Fog
  • Gabriel Amar, designer, Frank Olive Hats
  • David Arquette, actor, Never Been Kissed, Scream, Conception, Dancing With the Stars
  • Conrad Bachmann, Louisville native/actor, Rules of Engagement, Tremors, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
  • Jennifer Bronstein, actor, Chuck, Pop Fiction, The O.C.
  • Zachery Ty Bryan, actor, Home Improvement, First Kid, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway, cancer survivor/actor, Biker Boyz, What’s Love Got to Do With It, Coming to America
  • Kelly Cutrone, public relations executive/reality TV personality, Kell on Earth, America’s Next Top Model
  • Angie Johnson, singer, CeeLo Team Member on The Voice
  • A.J. Hawk, linebacker, Green Bay Packers
  • Star Jones, TODAY’S “Professionals”; 9-time Emmy winner for The View
  • Jonathan Kite, actor, 2 Broke Girls, In the Flow with Affion Crockett
  • Charlie Lustman, cancer survivor and musician
  • Brady Quinn, quarterback, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Carrie Reichenbach, actor, Kickin’ It, Los Americans, the upcoming C’mon Man opening June 26
  • Doris Roberts, 5-time Emmy winner, Everybody Loves Raymond, St. Elsewhere, Remington Steele
  • Ambassador Shabazz, speaker, writer, filmmaker, civil rights activist
  • Christian Siriano, designer, winner of season 4 of Project Runway
  • Fred Willard, Emmy-nominated for Modern Family & Everybody Loves Raymond; Best in Show, This is Spinal Tap

    With our own Louisville notables:
  • Jazz group Jamey Abersold Ensemble
  • nFocus magazine’s Tonya Abeln
  • Designer and Project Runway contestant Gunnar Deatheridge
  • WAVE3-TV’s Lori Lyle
  • James Graham Brown Cancer Center Survivor Ambassadors Reginald Caldwell and Jessica Rizzo
  • University of Louisville President James R. Ramsey
  • Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear
  • Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and First Lady Alex Gerassimides, M.D.

WHAT: The 2012 Cancer Survivor Celebration, hosted by the Kentucky Cancer Program and the University of Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center. This annual celebration honors the inspiring spirit and champion courage of those who fight cancer and the clinicians and researchers at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center who are with them every step of the way. This year, for the first time, many of the celebrities attending Friday night’s gala, The Julep, will meet and mingle with cancer survivors at the Thursday celebration. Participants can enter the “Walk the Red Carpet” contest, judged by Tonya Abeln, Carrie Reichenbach and Gunnar Deatheridge. Singer Angie Johnson will perform, as will funnyman musician Charlie Lustman. It is a day for those who embody strength and hope for a future that is cancer-free.

WHEN: 3 p.m., Thursday, May 3

WHERE: Clinical and Translational Research Building, 505 S. Hancock at East Muhammad Ali, Louisville

Contact: David McArthur, 502-562-3575, or Jill Scoggins, 502-852-7341,


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